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Latest News and Announcements

  • Office 365 Now Available for Students & Staff Members

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    Midland Public Schools has partnered with Microsoft to offer no cost subscriptions to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for all MPS students and staff members.

    Every student/staff member in the district can download Microsoft Office on up to 5 computers running Windows or OS X, and Office apps on mobile devices including Android and iOS devices, enabling them to get their work done virtually at any time and from anywhere.

    Read the full details here

    Staff and Students: Get Office 365

  • Honorary High School Diplomas to Veterans

    The State of Michigan allows school boards to award diplomas to veterans for World War II and the Korean conflict and Public Act 55 of 2014 extends that special recognition to veterans who served during the Vietnam Era, defined as service between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975. Midland Public Schools is proud to participate in this program to acknowledge the sacrifices our United States Veterans made during the Vietnam War by awarding them the diplomas they never received.

    Qualified veterans must have served honorably during the Vietnam Era and enlisted or been drafted into the armed forces before high school graduation. Application forms for a diploma can be submitted to the school district the veteran was enrolled in at the time of enlistment and can be completed by the veteran or on his or her behalf by a spouse, sibling, child or grandchild.

    The application form is downloadable at the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency website or by clicking on the following link:

    Michigan WWII, Korean and Vietnam Era Veterans Diploma Application

    Eligible veterans meeting thes requirement and wishing to take advantage of this provision should complete and forward your application to the Office of the Superintendent, Midland Public Schools, Attn: Jana Kullick, 600 E. Carpenter Street, Midland, MI 48640. If you have questions or need assistance, call Jana at 989-923-5024.

  • A Message from Superintendent Sharrow

    We received the following information on September 10, 2014 from the Michigan Department of Education in Lansing regarding the Enterovirus. Midland Public Schools is doing our part by making sure our facilities are cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis.

    Michigan Monitoring for Cases of Enterovirus

    The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is receiving reports indicating an increase in severe respiratory illness in children ages 5-17 across the state. MDCH is working with local health departments and hospitals to investigate these cases. At this time, Michigan has no confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) associated with the national outbreak, but MDCH is forwarding samples to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for testing.

    Nationally, clusters of EV-D68 infections have recently impacted the pediatric population in multiple states. Original reports described clusters of illness in Missouri and most recently Illinois. The majority of those cases had a previous medical history of asthma or prior wheezing. Currently, suspected cases are also being investigated in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma and Utah.

    Enteroviruses are very common viruses; there are more than 100 types. It is estimated that 10 to 15 million enterovirus infections occur in the United States each year. Symptoms of EV-D68 infection can include wheezing, difficulty breathing, fever and racing heart rate. Most people infected with enteroviruses have no symptoms or only mild symptoms, but some infections can be serious requiring hospitalization. Enteroviruses are transmitted through close contact with an infected person, or by touching objects or surfaces that are contaminated with the virus and then touching the mouth, nose, or eyes. There is no specific treatment for EV-D68 infections but supportive care can be provided.

    Young residents with asthma are encouraged to be vigilant in taking their asthma controlling medications. Further, Michiganders can protect themselves from enterovirus by taking general hygiene precautions:

    • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after changing diapers.
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
    • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.

    Additional information about human EV-D68 can be found in today's CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report:

    CDC.gov - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report


  • A Message from Superintendent Sharrow

    If you are looking for a health insurance plan for your family, we have received the following information from the School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan.

    The #1 reason families do not access health care is because they do not have insurance. Great gains have been made to get people insured this past year with the Healthy Michigan Plan (available to anyone below 133 percent of the federal poverty level) and the Health Insurance Marketplace (available to those above 133 percent).Here is the link for more information:  www.enrollmichigan.com.

    On this website, you will see that Midland is part of Region 4. 

    If you need additional assistance, contact the following resources:

    The Region 4 Navigator:

    Mid Michigan Community Action Agency, Inc.,
    Jennifer Raymond: Certified Navigator,
    877-212-7561; 989-386-3805 x1024
    1574 E. Washington Road, Farwell, MI 48622


    Our Midland Certified Application Counselors:

    • Mid-Michigan Health Network, 989-837-9088, 4009 Orchard Drive, Suite 3021
    • Mid-Michigan Health System, 989-633-8200, 4000 Wellness Drive

  • 2014 Distinguished Service Award Winners

    ​To recognize the effort put forth by members of the Midland Public Schools’ Support Staff who go above and beyond to make a difference for MPS students, the Midland Public Schools Board of Education has established the "Distinguished Service Award" to be presented annually. The 2014 Distinguished Service Awards were awarded and celebrated at the opening staff meeting on August 26. Congratulations to these very deserving 2014MPS Distinguished Service Award winners. This annual award is made possible through the generosity of a grant from the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation through the Midland Area Community Foundation.

    2014 Distinguished Service Award Winners
    2014 Distinguished Service Award Winners

    From Left:

    • ​Michele Hintz, Bus Driver, Transportation Department
    • Joanne Coates, Administrative Assistant, Chestnut Hill Elementary
    • Michael Sharrow, Superintendent
    • Tracy Toskey, Information Systems Analyst, Administration Center
    • Beth Chapman, Media Center Paraprofessional, Plymouth Elementary​